Offshore oil testing system offered

Castrol Offshore has introduced a new testing service to analyze onboard a drilling platform lube oil or hydraulic oil for features such as wear, metals, contaminants, oil condition, and additives.

Offshore staff

ABERDEEN, UK-- Castrol Offshore has introduced a new testing service to analyze onboard a drilling platform lube oil or hydraulic oil for features such as wear, metals, contaminants, oil condition, and additives.

Castrol Labcheck monitors a range of equipment and machinery as part of a scheduled used oil analysis. The company says this is a prerequisite of many classification societies.

Tony Globe, Business Development manager for Castrol Energy Lubricants, said: “Castrol Labcheck gives operators greater control over maintenance tasks and helps schedules to be planned with confidence, failures to be anticipated and avoided, and maintenance costs to be reduced. Repeat samples are tested under the same conditions, using the same methods, ensuring the service delivers consistent results.”

Castrol manages all sampling activity, tracking the progress of each sample from rig to laboratory. This normally takes seven to eight days between sampling and issuing a report, irrespective of location.

Results and diagnostic comments are supplemented with a traffic light system to indicate the severity rating, which in the case of “red”, indicates that the product is unfit and action needs to be taken.

08/30/2010

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